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Mary Frisbee

by Cynthia Chow
& Mary Frisbee


After some very traumatic events in their lives, Montana University art professor and environmental activist Trout Brooke is happy to spend some recovery time with her mother Mary Beth during the December holiday break. Joining them is Tommy Sharpe, a twelve year-old girl who was kidnapped and molested, and who desperately needed some vacation recovery time. The Sharpe family believes that Brooke is uniquely qualified to provide empathy to the charming and precocious girl since Brooke was responsible for Tommy’s rescue, and was also a previous victim of sexual assault.

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by Mary Frisbee


Granger sat on the warm hood of his Ford coupe, trying to keep his ass from freezing. Looking out over the matte black of the Montana prairie to the faint bar of gray light along the horizon, he pulled the collar of his parka higher and tucked in the strings of the orange cotton hunting vest fluttering in the slight breeze.

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by Mary Frisbee


In Ken Jennings’ insightful new book Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks (Scribner, 2012) he discusses the inventors of lands non-existent on the globe, that reside fully-envisioned in the creators’ minds. He is especially enthused about J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings, offering him as a prime example.

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